# Metric Conversions Ladder Method T. Trimpe 2008

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Metric Conversions Ladder Method T. Trimpe 2008 http://sciencespot.net/

Metric units Length: Meters (m) Mass: Grams (g) Solid Volume: cubic meters (m 3 ) Liquid Volume: Liters (L) Time: Seconds (s)

Abreviations Kilo: k –kg –kL –km Hecto: h Deka: dk –dkg Deci: d Centi: c Milli: m Others: Mega: M Tera: T Micro: μ Nano: n

KILO 1000 Units HECTO 100 Units DEKA 10 Units DECI 0.1 Unit CENTI 0.01 Unit MILLI 0.001 Unit Meters Liters Grams Ladder Method How do you use the “ladder” method? 1 st – Determine your starting point. 2 nd – Count the “jumps” to your ending point. 3 rd – Move the decimal the same number of jumps in the same direction. 4 km = _________ m 1 2 3 How many jumps does it take? Starting Point Ending Point 4. 1 __. 2 3 = 4000 m

Try these conversions using the ladder method. 1000 mg = _______ g 1 L = _______ mL160 cm = _______ mm 14 km = _______ m109 g = _______ kg 250 m = _______ km Conversion Practice Compare using, or =. 56 cm 6 m 7 g 698 mg

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